Board of Directors - 2017-18


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Mr. Kanwar Dhanjal
President

Kanwar Dhanjal is a technocrat with more than 25 years' experience in the instrumentation and automation services sector. He is founder of Just Instruments Inc., which serves the process control industry. He has been associated with the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) for nearly a decade, and has risen from the ranks of ordinary membership to become the Chamber's President in 2017. Mr. Dhanjal has been a director responsible for the Trade and SME portfolios in 2015-16, and the Trade and Affinity portfolio in 2016-17; prior to that he was the Chair of ICCC's Energy Committee for two years, and the Chair of the Annual Gala committee in 2015. Mr. Dhanjal is a keen community leader and is associated with the Rotary Club of Brampton he is the Chair of the International Trade Committee of Brampton Board of Trade. 


Ms. Devika Penekelapati
Corporate Secretary & Vice President ICT
Devika Penekelapati is a founder and Managing Partner of Borders Law Firm, a boutique immigration law firm in Toronto. She has extensive experience of Canadian immigration law and specializes in assisting multinational corporations with all of their cross-border matters. Her clients include leading companies in the technology, finance, mining, and pharmaceutical industries. She is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Citizenship & Immigration Law.
Mr. Pramod Goyal
Vice President - Finance & Sponsorship

Pramod Goyal is a business strategist and a highly experienced management consultant with over 30 years of experience in founding, managing, and advising growth companies, including strategy consulting, corporate finance, audit and governance; private equity transactions and venture capital; commercial due-diligence and strategic business relationships. He is currently the SVP and CEO of Canadawide Financial Corporation Limited, a business advisory and management consulting firm. In the past, he has held senior roles at Investco, Royal Bank, Scotiabank and Acer Telecom. He holds a Bachelor of Science, and Post-Graduate Diploma in Internal Audit from University of Delhi, and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern and York Universities. He is an Associate of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He served on several professional, private and non-profit boards, and committees of various organizations.



Mr. Ajay Tandon
Vice President - Events & Programs

Ajay Tandon is the CEO of the Canadian Travel Services, a fast growing, complete travel solution and aviation company specializing in projects across the globe. CTS is a proven leader in travel sector with a global footprint from South Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa, Central Asia and Canada.

Mr. Tandon joined the travel industry in the Islands of Maldives with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and during the ensuing two decades, took challenging posts in UAE Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Yemen to garner numerous awards. KLM & Alliances awarded him the highest honor in sales for Middle East and South Asia. Mr. Tandon is an avid supporter of community causes and has been involved with the ICCC for more than a decade. 

Mr. Nareshkumar Chavda
Vice President - Membership & Government Relations

Nareshkumar Chavda, is President of Globayan Immigration Corporation. Practising Immigration Law as an Immigration Consultant & Commissioner of Oath-Ontario. Dealing with many diplomatic missions abroad including High Commission & Consulate offices of various countries part of his professional practice. He is Vice President and Director – Government Relations Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), Canada for the year 2017 – 2018. Director and General Secretary of NAIC (National Alliance of Indo-Canadian), organized Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Community Outreach Event at Toronto, Canada on April 15, 2015, attended by Canadian PM, Stephen Harper and members of 300 organizations across Canada with total attendance of 10k.He was Invited to Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) March 29, 2016, & January 8, 2017, as Guest Speaker on topic of Pre-citizenship surrender certificate enhancement and preservation of OCI smart card.His Education Qualifications: RCIC, B.E.,PGDHRM, MBA, LL.B ( Two Gold Medals ) LL.M


Mr. Abubakkar Noohujohn
Director - Affinity Programs, Business Development & Council Affairs
Abubakkar Noohujohn is the CEO of the Nrich Group, President of Airbond Travel and has recently been appointed as the Canadian representative of the NEST Group of India. A proven leader and serial entrepreneur, Abu is a true ambassador of the beneficial bilateral relationship between India and Canada. Abu has led twice the Indo Canada Trade Mission, alongside various Mayors, MP’s, bureaucrats, policy makers and entrepreneurs. 


Mr. Sanjay Brahmbhatt
Director - Trade, Commerce, Mining & Energy

Sanjay Brahmbhatt is a small entrepreneur with over 20 year experience in the field of Business Development, Sales and marketing in India, Dubai (UAE) and Canada. Professionally qualified in Sales & Marketing field, Mr. Brahmbhatt is the founder of Range Enterprise, a creative promotional product agency catering to SME, Corporate and Professional arena. Prior to entrepreneurship, he worked with ADT Canada Securities, and was nominated to 'President Club Excellence' award for superlative performance and achievement in sales. He has been involved with the ICCC as the chair of SME Committee. He was awarded Outstanding Volunteer by the ICCC for 2015-16.


Mr. Pranav Patel
Director - Membership & YPE
Pranav Patel is a practicing barrister, solicitor and notary public, in the jurisdiction of Ontario, and Canadian federal jurisdiction. He enjoys an outstanding reputation in the legal community, and has enriched experience in the public and private sectors. He is active with community forums, social service organizations, and is the chair of the Toronto District School Board Council, member of the Law Society Of Upper Canada, member of the advising committee of the City of Toronto, Co-chair-Gujarat Public Affairs Council Of Canada, VIP Delegate ISCON Canada, and more specifically proud to be organizing committee member of National Alliance of Indo Canadians in the most recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Modi with support of Indian High Commission to Canada.
Mr. Sheikh Tauseef
Director - Sponsorship, New Immigrants & Mentorship
Tauseef Sheikh is a seasoned, top-performing banking professional with experience in Global Banking, Retail Banking and Wealth Management. Prior to joining HSBC Bank in Canada, he was with HSBC India and part of the start-up team of the NRI (Non-Resident Indian) office in Canada. He was responsible for building a North American platform for providing onshore and offshore banking products with particular focus on cross- border Private Banking services. He is also the Ambassador for Diversity and Inclusion with HSBC in Canada. He believes in giving back to the community. 
Mr. Rakesh Joshi
Director - Legal Affairs
Rakesh Joshi is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is a practicing lawyer in Toronto. He is member of Canadian Bar Association and Director of Canadian Association of South Asian Lawyers. Engaged mainly in Real Estate Law and Corporate Law, Rakesh has handled a high volume of transactions successfully to the utmost satisfaction of his clients. He was decorated with the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is on the panels of prestigious print media houses and community organizations in Toronto and GTA as their Legal Advisor/ Member Advisory Board. He is a member of Brampton School Traffic Safety Council. 
Mr. Pradyuman Jhala
Director - SME
Pradyuman Jhala is the President and CEO of SPS Canada Immigration and founder of the SPS Canada Group of Companies that includes SPS Canada Immigration, Student Placement Services Inc., SPS Canada Capital, SPS Canada Asset Corp. and South Asian International Student Association (SAISA). He is an active member of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. He has also been appointed as the Commission of Oaths by the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Canada. With over 15 years of experience as a Senior Immigration Practitioner, he handles all immigration related matters for global clients. 
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